TransformatoryCindy / Sin Ting Lui
Transformatory is a word that combines ‘transformation’ and ‘history’. It is a term for the design that transforms the history into a new product or a system. Many designs have their own values from creative designers, but history, which was happened for a period of time ago, can be our new values for creating something with deep meanings. This can also be described as a design to keep our individuals, group of people, or a country’s memories from ‘transformatory’. Many things have deep relationship and memory with humans, it can be a doll from 30 years ago, it also can be a broken television from few months ago. We do all know everyone have their own history or memories, but not everyone knows how to keep them. Therefore, transformatory can present the history though a new form with different ways. The audiences can earn more knowledge and comprehend about the implication while experiencing the system.
People always say ‘it is time to move on.’, but people never can forget the memory and just keep it in a secret space in their brain. So, what if we bring this secret piece into a meaningful art.
why it is important
Transformatory is not just a product design, it also can be a service design to show that old things can found their new life and serve to the latest generation with a different approach. The new design will attract young people to visit or use, then the new generation can enjoy with new design and also look deeply into it to understand their meaning. Besides, it gives inspirations for designers to think about using the materials that already have a long history during the whole design process.